Sunday, June 8, 2014

CEF's Water Safety Day was great fun!

What a fun day we all had at the beach with some of our Quang Nam children in CEF's education program!

 (Quang Nam children, staff, some parents and volunteers & 
our water safety teachers from SWIM VIETNAM)

(Water Safety theory for one of the groups: we had three groups.)

Our 'Water Safety Day' is an important annual event for the children. The majority of Vietnamese can't swim and unfortunately it results in 10 children drowning every day! *(*Viet Nam Ministry of Health statistics)  UNICEF calls it a silent epidemic!

We played games on the beach, the main one everyone loved was tug of war. 

The sack race was popular too.

When we started doing our Water Safety Day 4 years ago, only a couple of the CEF children knew how to swim. Some of our staff can swim and some can't. By the end of today I could see many of the children had become quite good at swimming and , two more staff had learned to float and could swim a little.  

(Lunch was delicious thanks to all those who prepared it with care.)

And we finished the day by taking them to the local cinema to see a movie. It was a good day for all!

All these wonderful photos are by our local photographer Linh Tran. 
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